Thoughts, essays, and writings on Liberty. Written by the heirs of Patrick Henry.

November 30, 2006

It Could Be Worse

For all the complaints one can make about politics in the United States, it pays to remind ourselves that things could be worse, we could live in a country where the public has so thoroughly bought into the big government ideal that there is little hope of things ever changing. For example, take our neighbor [...]

Posted By: Doug Mataconis @ 4:12 pm || Permalink || Comments (30) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Look About
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Simon Says: Thuggery (1)

In New York there lives a mug A violent, race-baiting lug No justice, nor quiet; He incites to riot – A Councilman? Yes, and a thug. >;-D

Posted By: Simon Jester @ 12:44 pm || Permalink || Comments Off || TrackBack URI || Categories: Look About,Politics
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November 29, 2006

Simon Says: For My Buddies At The AP

Liar, Liar, Pants On Fire! Pants, you drecklich chooms. Not Sunnis. Pants. “Useful Idiots.” ALVAREZ had more clues than you. Love and kisses, >;-D

Posted By: Simon Jester @ 7:19 pm || Permalink || Comments Off || TrackBack URI || Categories: Foreign Affairs,Look About,Media,War on Terror
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November 28, 2006

Cato Institute Drug War Interactive Map

If you haven’t seen this, head over and take a look. They’ve compiled a google map where each “pin” is a botched paramilitary-style raid. Some are simply raids on innocents’ houses. Others are raids where either an innocent person, a non-violent offender, or a police officer was killed. Either way, it’s staggering how this “Epidemic [...]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 6:43 am || Permalink || Comments (3) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Look About,Police Watch,The War on Drugs
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November 26, 2006

Let’s Make Them Prove It

You’ve heard of The Free State Project ? Well, someone else is starting up The Free Lunch Project. Are you frustrated at the loss of a free-ride and sense of entitlement in America, while the growth of government involvement and distribution of wealth stalls? Do you want to live in communities where your right to [...]

Posted By: Doug Mataconis @ 7:16 pm || Permalink || Comments (4) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Look About
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November 24, 2006

Simon Says: How Many More?

(with apologies to Heather Alexander) Without warrants, truncheons swing Wanton shootings’ piercing ring No one knocks, they barge ahead – Another innocent lies dead. Midnight nightmare, bloody hand All of us must take a stand Sound the call, take up the cry How many innocents now must die? “Follow orders as you’re told” – That [...]

Posted By: Simon Jester @ 9:30 am || Permalink || Comments (1) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Individual Rights,Look About,The War on Drugs
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November 22, 2006

Simon Says: Nancy Has…

Nancy has a crony Whose corrupt soul is vile. Nancy speaks of “ethics” While giggling all the while. Why so hard on Nancy? An easy tale to tell – Hastings for Intelligence? That match was made in Hell. >;-D

Posted By: Simon Jester @ 1:48 pm || Permalink || Comments (1) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Look About,Politics,War on Terror
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November 16, 2006

Milton Friedman Dies at 94

This news came across my inbox today. With sadness, I must pass it along: Milton Friedman, the Nobel Prize-winning economist who advocated an unfettered free market and had the ear of Presidents Nixon, Ford and Reagan, died Thursday. He was 94. … In more than a dozen books and in his column in Newsweek magazine, [...]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 10:51 am || Permalink || Comments (5) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Economics,Look About
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November 3, 2006

The Case Against Prohibition

Over at Catallarchy, Patri Friedman makes the case against drug prohibition, in a way that doesn’t rely on the ideas of personal liberties, natural rights, or any other theoretical basis: I think all this talk of incentives and local vs. global control is making way too complex an argument which in this case is completely [...]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 4:06 pm || Permalink || Comments (2) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Look About,The War on Drugs
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June 28, 2006

A Glimpse Into The Gulag

From Will Collier at Vodkapundit comes a link to photos taken by a Russian web designer on a recent visit to North Korea. Most of these photos were taken without permission, meaning we get a glimpse of what life inside one of the world’s last Gulag’s is really like.

Posted By: Doug Mataconis @ 8:16 am || Permalink || Comments Off || TrackBack URI || Categories: Individual Rights,Look About
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February 5, 2006

Round-up of Cartoon Craziness

Hold The Mayo makes some good points in Cartoon Critics about the reality of what we will find in Middle Eastern cultures. What we definitely won’t find is a secular, liberal society that tolerates those who are different and encourages diversity. Instead, we find the medieval society that the West left behind during The Enlightenment. [...]

Posted By: Eric @ 9:28 am || Permalink || Comments (7) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Free Speech,Look About
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January 29, 2006

Looking Around the Blogosphere

Brian Doss, at Catallarchy, has a great discussion on Treaties, Sovereignty and Binding Legal Authority. Apparently, there was an earlier discussion that brought up the idea that the US had ceded some of its sovereignty to the United Nations and could not declare war, in all cases, without UN authorization. Brian does an excellent job [...]

Posted By: Eric @ 9:44 am || Permalink || Comments (1) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Look About
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December 3, 2005

Driving ‘Round The Blogosphere

Light, and not so light, reading for a Saturday evening.

Posted By: Eric @ 5:16 pm || Permalink || Comments Off || TrackBack URI || Categories: Look About
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December 1, 2005

Driving ‘Round the Blogosphere

Interesting reading to check out in your spare minute a day.

Posted By: Eric @ 10:35 pm || Permalink || Comments Off || TrackBack URI || Categories: Look About
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